INJURY LAWYERS MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA-INJURIES CAUSED BY DRUNK DRIVERS.
DRUNK DRIVING IS A MAJOR CAUSE OF CAR ACCIDENT RELATED INJURIES AND DEATHS.
Reliable statistics published by an agency of the federal government and other respected sources reveal the following:
- Over 10,000 people die each year in drunk driving related collisions. (That amounts to approximately 1/3 of all the car accident related deaths in the United States.)
- Nearly 300,000 people are injured each year by drunk drivers 16% of all children killed in car accidents involved a drunk driver.
- Approximately one third of all drivers convicted of drunk driving are repeat offenders.
- 16% of all drivers involved in fatal crashes are drunk.
- Nearly half of all drivers who were killed in car accidents were drunk.
- Over a million people are arrested every year for drunk driving.
These statistics stand as dramatic evidence of the horrible effects of drunk driving on our society.
INJURY LAWYERS MINNEAPOLIS HAVE HANDLED MANY CASES OF INJURY AND DEATH DUE TO DRUNK OR DISTRACTED DRIVERS.
The injury lawyers at the Minneapolis Schmidt Salita Law Team have, collectively, 70 years of experience in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases caused by drunk drivers. The following are examples of some of those cases:
- The wrongful death of a North Dakota woman in an Apple Valley Minnesota crash caused by a drunk driver that resulted in a $900,000.00 settlement.
- The wrongful death of a 14 year old Gibbon, Minnesota boy killed by a drunk driver settled for a confidential amount.
- The wrongful death of a farmer that produced a $2 million settlement.
- The wrongful death of a teenager that produced a $2 million settlement.
- The wrongful death of a teenager that produced a $2.3 million settlement.
These are only a few examples of the cases that have been successfully handled by the INJURY LAWYERS MINNEAPOLIS MINNESOTA.
Getting in a dangerous or deadly car accident is devastating. But when the driver of that vehicle was drunk, it is like adding insult to injury. Every state in America has recognized the danger of drunk drivers and made it illegal to drive while intoxicated. Despite these laws, 10,265 people died in alcohol related DUI car accidents nationwide in 2015. In the last ten years, drunk drivers cause an average of six fatal DUI car accidents per year just in Minneapolis.
If an inebriated driver gets in an accident, the victim may sue using the same evidence available in the criminal trial. In a civil case against a drunk driver, your Minneapolis auto accident attorney must prove that the person was drunk and then argue the DUI accident claim to get compensation for property damage, injuries or deaths.
Our Minneapolis Injury Lawyers can review your legal options following a Accident
Victims of drunk drivers cannot rely on the criminal charges to provide restitution for the crime committed. They must hire a INJURY LAWYERS MINNEAPOLIS to file a lawsuit against the drunk driver.
Additionally, the victim can file a lawsuit against the facility that provided the drunk driver with alcohol. If a person was under 21 or plainly drunk already, the bartender should not have served him or her alcohol, making the establishment partially responsible under our state’s dram shop law.
An experienced Minneapolis auto accident lawyer can be critical in gaining reimbursement for medical expenses, property damage, loss of wages, punitive damages, and more. If you were the victim of a DUI car accident in Minneapolis, MN, stand up for your rights. Contact The Schmidt-Salita Law Team to schedule your free case evaluation with an experienced Minneapolis DUI car accident attorney.
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